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Researchers uncover new cancer cell vulnerability

randdmag:

Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center researchers have
uncovered a genetic vulnerability of cancer cells that express
telomerase and showed that telomerase-expressing cells depend upon a
gene named p21 for their survival. Authors found that simultaneous
inhibition of both telomerase and p21 inhibited tumor growth in mice. 

Read More - http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/researchers-uncover-new-cancer-cell-vulnerability

“He was just saying that it seemed a little improbable that a cat could be simultaneously alive and dead.”
But it doesn’t seem that improbable to me. It seems to me that all the things we keep in sealed boxes are both alive and dead until we open the box, that the unobserved is both there and not.”

- Will Grayson, Will Grayson (via epicjohngreenquotes)

i’ll show this to Anjola. Tobi and I together could not explain Schrodinger’s cat to her, mumus that we are

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restavenged:

thewalkingoreo:

nayx:

this is like one of those tumblr text posts that never happened except this happened

😭😭
And I going even watch GOT

I FEEL LIKE BOWING LMAOOO _______O_

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The fire that used to break from me when I spoke about Nigeria and change and education and infrastructure 😩 .its all ash now. and how I’m going to be able to afford all that Prada

ukpuru:

Olaudah Equiano, The Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, the African, (1789) autobigraphy, Free read/download (PDF/EPUB) on Google Books.






I started reading this. its well written but I lost my page and then meh

ukpuru:

Olaudah Equiano, The Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, the African, (1789) autobigraphyFree read/download (PDF/EPUB) on Google Books.

I started reading this. its well written but I lost my page and then meh

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blackhistoryalbum:

Vintage Style, London, 1970s

blackhistoryalbum:

Vintage Style, London, 1970s

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The brachistochrone
This animation is about one of the most significant problems in the history of mathematics: the brachistochrone challenge.
If a ball is to roll down a ramp which connects two points, what must be the shape of the ramp’s curve be, such that the descent time is a minimum?
Intuition says that it should be a straight line. That would minimize the distance, but the minimum time happens when the ramp curve is the one shown: a cycloid.
Johann Bernoulli posed the problem to the mathematicians of Europe in 1696, and ultimately, several found the solution. However, a new branch of mathematics, calculus of variations, had to be invented to deal with such problems. Today, calculus of variations is vital in quantum mechanics and other fields.

The brachistochrone

This animation is about one of the most significant problems in the history of mathematics: the brachistochrone challenge.

If a ball is to roll down a ramp which connects two points, what must be the shape of the ramp’s curve be, such that the descent time is a minimum?

Intuition says that it should be a straight line. That would minimize the distance, but the minimum time happens when the ramp curve is the one shown: a cycloid.

Johann Bernoulli posed the problem to the mathematicians of Europe in 1696, and ultimately, several found the solution. However, a new branch of mathematics, calculus of variations, had to be invented to deal with such problems. Today, calculus of variations is vital in quantum mechanics and other fields.

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